Has COVID-19 Killed the Business Plan? Do You Really Need One?

Has COVID-19 Killed the Business Plan? Do You Really Need One?

Annual planning and business plan updates. It is that time of year. Recently I have experienced a wave of blogs, news articles, pundits, entrepreneurs and business executives saying that business plans are not necessary for smaller faster growing companies–a waste of time in today’s world! They justify this viewpoint by pointing out that: 2021 is…

Is the Business Plan Dead?  Do You Really Need One?
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Is the Business Plan Dead? Do You Really Need One?

Recently I have experienced a wave of blogs, news articles, pundits, entrepreneurs and business executives saying that business plans are not necessary for smaller faster growing companies–a waste of time! They justify this viewpoint by pointing out that planning 1) takes too much time and resources, 2) costs too much, 3) has a small payoff,…

Increase Your Ratio of We’s to I’s

Increase Your Ratio of We’s to I’s

Building a Unified Leadership Team is the “prime directive” for success in any business endeavor. You remember “prime directive” don’t you? It was the Star Trek crew’s one rule or action to follow irrespective of the world they explored.  Their prime directive was “never interfere with the natural evolution of any planet or civilization.” Star…